Stocks were mixed Friday on earnings warnings, rising unemployment and a threat by Iraq that U.S. troops may face “unconventional” tactics.
The Nasdaq fell 13 to 1383, the S&P 500 climbed 2 to 878, and the Dow gained 36 to 8277. Volume declined to 1.23 billion shares on the NYSE, and 1.36 billion on the Nasdaq. Advancers led 17-14 on the NYSE, but decliners led 16-14 on the Nasdaq. Upside volume was 53% on the NYSE, and 33% on the Nasdaq. New highs-new lows were 61-18 on the NYSE, and 90-36 on the Nasdaq.
After the close, Siebel
warned, and Dow component Alcoa
beat earnings estimates but came in light on revenues.
During the day, a slew of earnings warnings weighed on tech stocks. PeopleSoft
all fell on warnings.
Research in Motion
gained 4% after beating estimates.
slipped 1.4% on a $750 million convertible offering that raised speculation about what the cash-rich company might do with the money. But one analyst said Yahoo may just be taking advantage of extremely favorable terms.
spiked on another favorable court ruling, hitting a new 52-week high at $17 before pulling back.
fell 7% on another acquisition.
, down 1.4%, is offering free autonomic software.
rose 2.5% after renewing its pact with Univision.
slipped a penny after selling its hosting unit to Computer Sciences
slipped 1.4% on news that it rejected al-Jazeera’s business.
And the Recording Industry Association of America sued some college students.
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